ch. 30 intro. to music

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Instrumental music endowed with literary, philosophical, or pictorial associations is called:

program music.

Grieg was a Finnish nationalist composer who wrote the much-loved symphonic poem Finlandia.


A multimovement programmatic work for orchestra is called:

a program symphony.

Baba Yaga was the witch in Grimm’s tale "Hansel and Gretel."


"The Mighty Five" were composers from:


A piece of program music for orchestra in one movement that, through several contrasting sections, develops a poetic idea or suggests a scene or mood is called:

a symphonic poem.

Grieg’s music for Peer Gynt was published as a suite.


Berlioz was one of the boldest musical innovators of the nineteenth century.


Smetana’s My Country is:

a set of six symphonic poems.

Who was the first composer to use the term symphonic poem?


In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, what is the idée fixe?

the basic theme of the symphony, heard in all movements

Who was the first Bohemian composer to achieve international prominence?


The Dies irae is:

a chant from the Mass for the Dead.

Who composed the opera The Bartered Bride?


The symphonic poem was created in the nineteenth century.


A symphonic poem is a multimovement programmatic work for orchestra.


In the play Peer Gynt, Peer accomplishes several heroic deeds.


Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique is an example of:

a program symphony.

Which of the following is NOT a famous Russian ballet based on folklore?

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

What scene is depicted in Smetana’s The Moldau?

all of the above

Edvard Grieg was an important representative of the Czech school of composition.


Which of the following compositions is LEAST likely to be an example of program music?

String Quartet in B-flat major

Which composer is considered the first great exponent of musical Romanticism in France?


Edvard Grieg is a composer from:


Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the music of Berlioz?

It relies on traditional forms.

The growth of nationalism became a decisive force within the Romantic movement.


Nineteenth-century Russian composers had a strong tradition of utilizing folk tales as the basis of their compositions.


Nationalistic composers expressed their nationalism by:

employing native songs and dances in their works.

Which of the following is a Finnish nationalist composer?

Jean Sibelius

How many movements are in Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?


Although a musical nationalist, Smetana avoided getting involved with political revolution.


Music endowed with literary or pictorial associations is called absolute music.


Russia represented one of the major nationalist schools of composition in the Romantic era.


Of the following, which is NOT an orchestral work by Berlioz?

Italian Symphony

The Moldau represents:

all of the above

In his Symphonie fantastique, Berlioz used a recurrent theme, which he called the idée fixe, symbolizing the beloved.


Which of the following inspired Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

the actress Harriet Smithson

Nationalism can be seen in all of the following EXCEPT:

Chopin’s waltzes.

Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 in D major is a good example of a program symphony.


Hector Berlioz was born and spent most of his career in:


Had movies been invented in the nineteenth century, to which genre of program music would film soundtracks be most similar?

incidental music

Which of the following is NOT a type of orchestral program music?


In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe:

all of the above

Folk tales have had little influence on composers of Western classical music.


Incidental music to a play is generally considered to be absolute music.


Musorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition is an example of:

program music.

Smetana’s The Moldau is a musical painting of a river.


Grieg’s In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt is unified by a recurring:


Nationalism found natural expression in music, among other arts.


Music written for plays, generally consisting of an overture and a series of pieces to be performed between acts, is called:

incidental music.

Of the following, which does NOT characterize Grieg’s Morning Mood from Peer Gynt?

prominent roles for a solo trumpet and trombone

Which of the following is NOT true of Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique?

The program deals entirely with nature.

The finale to Symphonie fantastique projects a satanic character.


Expressions of nationalism were more prevalent in Romantic music than in works of the Classical period.


In Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, the idée fixe melody appears only at the very end of the fourth movement, March to the Scaffold.


Berlioz was awarded the Prix de Rome in the year that he wrote his Symphonie fantastique.


Grieg’s incidental music for Peer Gynt was written for a play by:

Henrik Ibsen.

Berlioz, who excelled in composing orchestral works, wrote no operas.


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